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Primary Science number 109

Number 109 - September 2009

Contents Article
2 Information
3 You must be a member to download this article Focus on... starting out
4 Things they don't tell you in training

Alex Armitage

Alex learns some valuable lessons as a trainee teacher doing science with children during his school placements.

7 You must be a member to download this article How and where do children learn best?

Andrew Wright

Trainee teacher Andrew compares different learning styles during his first school placement.

11 You must be a member to download this article Confidence matters

Jill Cainey

Teacher confidence is a key element in promoting children's enthusiasm for science – Jill explains why.

14 You must be a member to download this article Top 10 trainee tips

Leigh Hoath

Leigh asks trainee teachers about what helps them most in teaching science.

17 You must be a member to download this article Inspiring Einstein minds

Jim Beggs, Colette Murphy, Karen Kerr

The authors describe a project focused on using creativity to inspire teachers and children.

22 You must be a member to download this article Starting with what they know

Rupert Knight

Rupert considers ways of finding out about children's existing scientific ideas.

25 You must be a member to download this article Starting out as a science coordinator

Tara Mawby

Tara draws on her experience to give advice to new co-ordinators.

29 How television brings science learning to life

Claire Tocher

Claire describes how to make effective use of different types of television programmes in science teaching.

33 You must be a member to download this article Glasgow Botanic Gardens, a teaching resource for all

Paul Matthews, Robert Collins

Paul and Robert describe how the gardens can encourage active enquiry and cross-curricular approaches to science.

35 You must be a member to download this article Reviews
39 You must be a member to download this article Reviews continued